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How Charter Schools Heighten The Politicization Of Education

Last year a breakthrough policy brief from the National Education Policy Center exposed some of the financial machinations charter schools engage in to further the interests of profit-seeking entrepreneurs. But what about the political machinations? The politics of charter schools are less quantifiable than their financials but troubling nevertheless, and the expansion of these schools […]

The Flint Effect: Will One City’s Crisis Spark A National Awakening?

When news about lead contamination in the water supply of Flint Michigan made headlines across the nation, many compared the crisis to Hurricane Katrina. Even Michigan Governor Rick Snyder called the disaster “his Katrina,” comparing the failure of government leadership in his state to the failure to of public officials who left Katrina victims stranded. […]

Is Education Being Measured To Death?

T.S. Eliot told us that April is cruelest month. In the world of K-12 education, that couldn’t be truer as the month ushers in the beginning of testing season in public schools across the nation. “Spring testing season starts,” notes Politico, referring to April’s rollout of standardized testing across the nation, but many students and […]